Spiced Chicken With Couscous Salad

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 433 calories
    • Fat 15 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Sodium 575 mg
    • Protein 41 g
    • Carbohydrate 94 mg
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 71 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 3tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  3. Check 1teaspoon paprika
  4. Check 2teaspoons ground cumin
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 3⁄4cup couscous
  7. Check 3/4pound cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  8. Check 1/4pound snap peas, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
  9. Check 1/2cup torn fresh basil
  10. Check 1/2teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with the paprika, cumin, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board.
  3. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl. Add 1 cup hot tap water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Add the tomatoes, snap peas, basil, lemon zest and juice, remaining oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to couscous. Toss to combine.
  5. Slice the chicken and serve with the couscous.